Essays/articles/talks - Music

Reverse chronological order. Does not include books, book chapters, or article series
  • Recording sound. Reading Sound.

    Philip Samartzis' Boleskine

    2019

    CD booklet essay
    Surplus 29, Melbourne

  • Brian Chase

    Drums & Drones

    2018

    record review
    The Wire No.419, London

    Excerpt

  • Eavesdropping

    2018

    exhibition review
    The Wire No.419, London

    Excerpt

  • Bernard Parmegiani

    Les soleils de lîle de pâques

    2018

    soundtrack review
    The Wire No.418, London

    Excerpt

  • Giorgio Moroder & Raney Shockne

    Queen Of The South

    2018

    soundtrack review
    The Wire No.415, London

    Excerpt

  • The Arbour and The Orrery

    James Hullick

    2018

    catalogue essay
    Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Tarrawarra

  • Tangerine Dream

    Revolution Of Sound

    2017

    film review
    The Wire No.405, London

    Excerpt

  • Inland 17.1 concert

    True Strength, Crys Cole & Oren Ambarchi, James Rushford & Joe Talia, Okkyung Lee

    2017

    concert review
    The Wire, No.397, London

    Excerpt

  • Blank Generations

    2017

    unpublished slide presentation
    in conjunction with the film series Lost New York
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

  • Masaya Nakahara

    Waiting Room, Tokyo

    2017

    exhibition review
    The Wire No.403, London

    Excerpt

  • Ramones

    2017

    capsule comment
    for special on The Ramones influence on Australia
    I Like Your Old Stuff blog, July 2017, Warner Music UK

  • Inland 16.4 concert

    Alexander Garsden, Anthony Burr, Jim Denley, Rohan Drape, Anthony Pateras

    2016

    concert review
    RealTime No.134, Sydney

  • Yoshihide Otomo

    Between Art And Music

    2015

    exhibition review
    The Wire No.372, London

  • Kazuyuki Kishino / Makato Kawabata / Yumiko Tanaka

    Live @ Pool, Tokyo

    2015

    concert review
    The Wire No.372, London

  • Epiphanies

    John Cage (not)

    2015

    essay
    reprinted in Epiphanies: Life-Changing Encounters With Music, Strange Attractor Press, London

    2005

    essay
    The Wire No.273, London

  • A Sonic Reading of Visualised Space

    A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness

    2014

    film review
    The Wire, London, 2014

  • Public Singing & Imperfect Pitch

    2014

    essay
    for the special section Freedom Principles
    The Wire No.370, London

  • Hypnagogic Horror - Hauntological Cinema

    Berberian Sound Studio

    2014

    film review
    Realtime No.113, Sydney

  • Collateral Damage

    2014

    essay
    The Wire No.363, London

  • Heliocentrics with Melvin Van Peebles

    Last Transmission

    2014

    record review
    The Wire No.369, London

  • No-one plays the piano anymore

    Slave Pianos' Sedular Gamelan

    2014

    catalogue essay
    for Slave Pianos' The Lepidopters
    Arts House, Melbourne

  • "What's The Future For Music & Sound?"

    2014

    panel participant
    for the Melbourne Conversations series
    Deakin Edge, Melbourne

  • Goblin Live

    Melbourne Town Hall concert & ACMI live score to Suspiria

    2013

    concert review
    The Wire No.349, London

  • Returning The Gift

    Slave Pianos & Conceptualising Music

    2011

    concert review
    Realtime No.105, Sydney

  • Swallowed By The Sound Of Music

    I Love You by A Taste Of Honey (1979)

    2011

    essay
    for Guilty Pleasures
    Circadian Songs, Singapore

  • War Against Pop

    Saying, Singing & Suing

    2010

    essay
    Real Time No.98/99, Sydney

  • Evaporated Music 2

    Voicing Satan

    2009

    artist talk
    for the exhibition Trace Elements
    Performance Space, Sydney

  • The Unradicality of Art

    Self-centring Artists, Mediarised Crackpots & Alchemical Conductors

    2008

    critical response
    2008 Biennale of Sydney
    Column No.2, Artspace, Sydney

  • The Visual Arts & Pop Music

    Like a Cat Fucking A Dog

    2008

    unpublished talk for painful 'hip art' panel forum
    Play It Loud Artists' Week - it could only be Adelaide

  • Sound/Noise/Art

    2008

    'artist statement'
    for the exhibition 21:100:100
    Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

  • Fluorescent

    2008

    catalogue essay
    for the solo exhibition Fluorescent + Vox
    Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

  • Cine-Rock

    An Embarrassment of Riches

    2005

    liner notes
    for Morpho's Morpho
    Doctor Jim Records, Melbourne

  • Dragging Wild Angels, Fat Hogs & Cycle Sluts Down To Hell

    the King Pins' Rhapsody Happens

    2006

    reprinted catalogue essay
    200 Gertrude St., Melbourne

    2005

    original catalogue essay
    Artspace, Sydney

  • "What Is This Thing Called 'Disco'?"

    2005

    reprinted essay
    as gallery hand-out for the exhibition Do You Think I'm Disco
    Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx New York

    1981

    reprinted essay
    Art & Text No.3, Melbourne

    1980

    original essay
    for the → ↑ → exhibition Asphixiation
    George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

  • The Abject in Pop Music

    2004

    unpublished artist's talk
    the Video Hits exhibition
    Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

  • Image is Aspirin. Sound is Sperm.

    2004

    unpublished email response
    to the curators' research for Video Hits exhibition
    Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

  • Techno Collapse

    Sound in the Age of Mechanical Malfunction

    2003

    essay
    Like No.15, Sound Art special issue, Melbourne

  • OVIS

    2003

    liner notes
    for The Outer Void Intrepid Sailor by Gus & Lachlan Franklin
    Poptastic Records, Melbourne

  • Rock Stars & Fag Hags - Art & Pop Music

    Ugo Rondignone's It's Late ... etc.

    2003

    unpublished floor talk
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

  • Microsonica

    2002

    liner notes
    Lazy's Microsonics CD, Doctor Jim Records, Melbourne

  • Baby, You're The Right Kind Of Wrong

    Pop Music, Cinema & Other Holes

    2002

    essay
    Photofile No.66, Sydney

  • Pale Glitter - Fat Sound

    2001

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition None More Blacker
    200 Gertrude St., Melbourne

  • Suburbia

    2001

    liner notes
    for the Underground Lovers' Mallboy soundtrack
    Silvertone Records, Melbourne

  • Jack Nitzsche

    In Memoriam

    2000

    obituary
    Senses of Cinema No.9, Melbourne

  • Sonic Occupancy

    A Brief Walk Through Sampling, Sensation & Space

    2000

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition Rent
    Overgaden, Copenhagen

    2001

    reprinted essay
    Ojeblikket, Copenhagen

  • Flick Bubble

    1999

    liner notes
    Flick Bubble Smelly Records

  • Music, Heat & the soundtracks of Michael Mann

    1998

    unpublished talk
    John Manogios Lecture Series, Kaleide Cinema, Melbourne

  • Hope You Die Before I Get Old

    1998

    essay
    Like No. 5, Melbourne

  • Punk Art School

    1997

    panel particpant
    for the exhibition Punkulture
    Performing Arts Museum, Melbourne

  • Honeysmack Live

    1997

    liner notes
    Honeysmack Live Smelly Records

  • Post Punk Graphics

    The Displaced Present, Perfectly Placed

    1990

    essay & overview
    Stuffing No.3, Melbourne

  • Film Narrative / Narrative Film / Music Narrative / Narrative Music

    1989

    essay
    Cinema Papers No.71, Melbourne

  • This Ad's For You

    1989

    essay
    Stuffing No.2, Melbourne

  • Raw Power

    It Is What It Is

    1988

    liner notes
    for the AuGoGo Records re-release of Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power LP

  • Sounding Vs. Sampling

    Contracted Notes on the Conceptualization of Music Technology

    1988

    essay
    New Music Articles No.6, Melbourne

  • You Are There

    Notes on Live Music

    1987

    essay
    Third Degree No.4, Sydney

  • As Deaf As A Bat

    1987

    published talk
    in Streetwise Flash Art: Is There A Future For Cultural Studies
    Power Institute publications, Sydney

  • Glimpses Of The Present

    1985

    essay
    Tension No.8, Melbourne

  • Visions of Reality

    1983

    essay
    Stuff No.6, Melbourne

  • Ending

    1983

    essay
    Stuff No.4, Melbourne

  • Pop Music Where? Part 2

    Fleshy Semiotics

    1982

    essay
    Virgin Press No.21, Melbourne

  • Pop Music Where? Part 1

    Semiotics in the Flesh

    1982

    essay
    Virgin Press No.20, Melbourne